Tata Motors will deliver up to 60,000 units of the Tata Nano by July next year while remaining committed to handing over the first one lakh cars by 2010 once its mother plant in Sanand goes on stream. The new plant in Sanand is likely to be ready by the end of this financial year. It would have an initial production capacity of 2.5 lakh units per annum.

“In the meantime, the Nano is being produced in other plant facilities so as to enable around 50,000-60,000 cars to be available to customers over the next 12 months until the main new facility in Gujarat comes on line,” Ratan Tata said.

The company is currently manufacturing the car at its Pantnagar facility, which has an annual capacity of 50,000 units. Once the upcoming Sanand facility comes on line after completion of the last quarter of this financial year, it will supplement Pantnagar, completing the first 1,00,000 deliveries in October-December 2010.